Good Books...? Also, for anyone that read "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and/or "The Catcher in the Rye"..?
I'm 13 and a need a good book. Nothing for school or anything, just to read. It doesn't matter if it's kind of inappropriate or anything like that. i like both comic books and regular books.
I don't really know what it's called, but I really enjoy books that have the same kind of "feeling" as 'The Catcher in the Rye' and 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'. I'm currently reading 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'. I really like it. It's a great book, but it's kind of inappropriate. For comic books, I like things by Jhonen Vasquez (JTHM), Alan Moore (V For Vendetta), etc.
So, if you happen to know what "feeling" of book I'm talking about (it's kind of like it seems real and about troubled teens; but i dunno how to explain it) please, recommend some books to me. I'd really love to find some more books like those I mentioned to read.
Thank you very much for any help! :D
*sorry, this is a re-post from a half hour ago*
- marqueen71Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Bobbie Ann Mason:
In Country (Historical fiction about the impact of the Vietnam War on a small town in Kentucky)
Mildred D. Taylor:
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Let the Circle Be Unbroken
Joseph Heller: Catch-22 (Historical Fiction set in WWII)
Corrie Ten Boom:
The Hiding Place (Non-Fiction about the Holocaust)
Night (Historical Fiction about the Holocaust); Dawn; and Day
Markus Zusak: The Book Thief (Historical Fiction)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven; Tuesdays With Morrie; and For One More Day.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Coming of Age Novel)
John Knowles: A Separate Peace
Death Be Not Proud (A memoir about the death of his son)
Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder
Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club
A Child Called "IT"; The Lost Boy; and A Man Named Dave
Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones
Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Jay Asher: Thirteen Reasons Why
Kim Edwards: The Memory Keeper's Daughter
S. E. Hinton (a.k.a. Susan Eloise Hinton):
That Was Then, This is Now
Taming the Star Runner
Some of Tim's Stories
The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger (Fantasies)
Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras (Science Fiction)
Twilight (Vampires and Romance)
New Moon (Twilight Series - Vampires and Romance)
Eclipse (Twilight Series - Vampires and Romance)
Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife (Fantasy)
Alice Hoffman: Green Angel (Fantasy)
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
Sue Monk Kidd: The Secret Life of Bees
TTYL (Talk to Ya Later); L8r, g8r and ttfn
Something Borrowed; Something Blue; Baby Proof; and Love the One You're With
My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, Vanishing Acts, and Change of Heart
The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, The Wedding, True Believer, A First Sight, Dear John, and The Choice.
Lock and Key
Just Listen - Annabel Greene is the youngest of three very different sisters. She has had a very bad summer and must now return to school. She has never been so lonely or so sad, yet she must face each day. As she has her own problems to confront, her entire family is dealing with issues that plague her sister, Whitney. By circumstance, Annabel and Owen, who life revolves around music, become friends. It is Owen who will help Annabel to meet certain challenges.
The Truth About Forever - Macy's father has recently died and she is feeling guilty. Her mother isn't coping with his death well at all. Macy's boyfriend, Jason, represents security, but frankly he is a clueless jerk. It might have been a very long summer, but then by chance Macy meets an interesting group of people.
Dreamland - Caitlin is the younger and she feels second-rate sister to Cass who is perfect in every way. Now Caitlin is 16 and rather than starting at Yale, Cass has run off with a guy. This year for Caitlin is about school, cheerleading, parties, her boyfriend, and so much much more.
Keeping the Moon - Colie and her mother used to be fat. They moved frequently and were homeless for a time. Then Colie's mother went on a "let's get healthy" kick and they both lost weight. Now mom has a good job and they live in a nice house. Unfortunately, because of a really mean girl at school, Colie has acquired a reputation she did not deserve. Mom is going to Europe to work for the summer and Colie is going to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt.
That Summer - Summers hold special memories for many of us: vacations, beaches, picnics, summer jobs, summer loves, maybe even a wedding or two. Haven, younger sister to Ashley, is fondly remembering a summer five years ago because in this current summer her world is falling apart.
Someone Like You - Halley and Scarlet, both 16 and juniors in high school, have been best friends forever. Scarlet was always the strong one, but now she needs Halley to be there for her. Meanwhile Halley has problems of her own.
This Lullaby - Remy, Jess, Chloe, and Lissa are friends (sort of) and now it is the summer between high school and college. This is a time of transition for each of them, but the story concentrates on Remy who because her mother has had a series of husbands and Remy never even met her father, she is very cynical about love.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - A wonderful story about Tibby, Carmen, Lena, and Bridget, four very different friends who are spending their first summer apart from one another. Each of the girls faces her own crisis and, in the end, they are there for each other. It's a great story of friendship.
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood
All American Girl
Ready or Not
Nicola and the Viscount
Victoria and the Rogue
Pants on Fire
Avalon High 2: Coronation
Mediator Series (Fantasy) - Shadowland; Ninth Key; Reunion; Darkest Hour; Haunted; and Twilight
Princess Series - Princess Diaries; Princess in the Spotlight; Princess in Love; Princess in Waiting; Project Princess; Princess in Pink; Princess in Training; The Princess Present; Party Princess; Sweet Sixteen Princess; Valentine Princess; Princess on the Brink; Princess Mia; Princess Lessons; Perfect Princess; and Holiday Princess
Robin Jones Gunn:
Christy Miller Series - Summer Promise; A Whisper and a Wish; Yours Forever; Surprise Endings; Island Dreamer; A Heart Full of Hope; True Friends; Starry Night; Seventeen Wishes; A Time to Cherish; Sweet Dreams; and A Promise is Forever.
Sierra Jensen Series - Only You, Sierra; In Your Dreams; Don't You Wish; Close Your Eyes; Without a Doubt; With This Ring; Open Your Heart; Time Will Tell; Now Picture This; Hold on Tight; Closer Than Ever; and Take My Hand.
Katie Weldon Series - Peculiar Treasures
The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, and The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus.
Sophie Kinsella (aka Madeleine Wickham):
Shopaholic Series - The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (also titled Confessions of a Shopaholic); Shopaholic Abroad (also titled Shopaholic Takes Manhattan); Shopaholic Ties the Knot; Shopaholic and Sister; and Shopaholic and Baby.
The Tennis Party; A Desirable Residence; Swimming Pool Sunday; The Gatecrasher; The Wedding Girl; Cocktails for Three; Sleeping Arrangements; Can You Keep a Secret?; The Undomestic Goddess; and Remember Me?
Cecily von Ziegesar:
Gossip Girl Series - Gossip Girl; You Know You Love Me; All I Want Is Everything; Gossip Girl Four; I Like It Like That; You're the One That I Want; Nobody Does It Better; Nothing Can Keep Us Together; Only In Your Dreams; Would I Lie To You; Don't Forget About Me; and It Had To Be You.
It Girl Series - The IT Girl; Notorious; Reckless; The Unforgettable; and The Lucky.
Lisi Harrison (Caution to parents: These books are very popular, but the charcacters in these books are not good role models for your children. These books are not appropriate for younger readers.):
Clique Series - The Clique (Summary and Review); Best Friends Forever; Revenge of the Wannabes; Invasion of the Boy Snatchers; The Pretty Committee Strikes Back; Dial L for Loser; It's Not Easy Being Mean; Sealed With a Diss; and Bratfest at Tiffany's.Source(s): http://booksandmore4kids.googlepages.com
- readerLv 71 decade ago
Just so you know, as a genre, those kinds of books are called "coming of age" novels.
You should look into the authors Robert Cormier, Paul Zindel, Pete Hautman and Richard Peck. You might also like Bless the Beasts and Children by Glendon Swarthout, Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford, and The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner. Oh, check out Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo and Object Lessons by Anna Quindlen too.
True Grit by Charles Portis is old fashioned but great, as is The Travels of Jamie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor.
I hope you find some things here that'll satisfy your urge. Whatever you do keep reading!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I really like "The Other Boleyn Girl." It's got plenty of feeling, as it's from the view of Anne Boleyn's older sister Mary, and their affairs and marriages with King Henry. It does have some inapropriate content.
The Giver and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry are also good books, in completely different genres. I've also read Harry Potter & Twilight, the Pretty Little Liars, and The DaVinci Code.
Also, slightly foreign fiction (written in english, though) are The Moon Pearl and Thousand Peices of Gold by Ruthanne Lum McCunn. They're amazing stories about survival in feudal China.
If you need more, feel free to let me know. I have tons! :)
- 1 decade ago
A really good book called Tithe by Holly Black. You have to mind the cussing, though. Ever paragraph you can find a bad word.
There's also a book called Blue Bloods by Melissa de Cruz, which is awesome but a little confusing.
Have fun though! They're very enjoyable.
Another thing, called A Certain Slant of Light. It's a little inappropriate but it's about a ghost... it's awesome.
>.< have fun
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
ok. if you like catcher in the rye and "perks", i doubt you'll like "the other boleyn girl," ( just wanted to save you from that one) i'm assuming you're a guy, cuz, idk, just cuz. anyway, i recommend:
anything else by j.d.salinger (they're all good)
lord of the flies (u've probably already read it)
the watcher by james howe
the gospel according to larry by janet tashjian
13 reasons why by jay asher
the outsiders by s.e.hinton
the chocolate war, (heck, anything by) robert cormier
brave new world by aldous huxley
to kill a mockingbird by harper lee
slaughterhouse-5 by kurt vonnegut
- 1 decade ago
If you have lots of time, I recommend George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. It might be a little mature for you, but if you liked Catcher, then you might be able to handle it.
- 1 decade ago
I know the "felling" you are talking about. You should read "Clockwork Orange" by Burgess. The main character is also a teen that does inappropriate acts. Enjoy!